On June 29, Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (QBPC) Chair Michael Ding hosted Director of Intellectual Property Procuratorial Office of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) Zheng Xinjian, Deputy Director Song Jianli, Assistant Prosecutor Liu Xiaoyan, and staff member Wan Ying.
Zheng firstly recalled the good communication between the QBPC and SPP in intellectual property rights protection. The Intellectual Property Procuratorial Office of SPP had been established to integrate the criminal, civil and administrative prosecutorial functions. The Office would focus on the comprehensive and coordinated development of the prosecutorial functions and continuously increase the supervision over civil and administrative litigation for intellectual property rights while exercising the criminal prosecution. He stated that the Office always sought for more enlightening suggestions from QBPC in helping the procuratorial authorities fulfill their functional role in a more targeted manner and continue to optimize the environment for judicial protection of intellectual property rights in China.
After briefing the guests on QBPC membership, organization and working mechanism, Michael Ding expressed his gratitude for the SPP’s continuous support. Michael also thanked SPP for promoting the program of IPR Holders Exercising Rights in the Proceeding against IP Crimes nationwide and looked forward to active participation of right holders in the criminal judicial process, which would promote the improvement of the judicial process of intellectual property rights.
The two sides also exchanged views on the current difficult and hot IPR issues, such as, the application conditions and impact of "illegal income" in Amendment XI to the Criminal Law, the judicial protection of trade secrets and other related issues. The meeting has great significance on future communication and interaction between the two sides.